This light is located in the Beagle Channel in Chilean territory near the Argentinan border. (Admiralty G1330, NGA 111-2568). It is a short distance west of Ushuaia, Argentina. This photo was taken in March 2009. A big thank you to Russ Rowlett of the University of North Carolina for his assistance in identifying the light for me. His Lighthouse Directory ( http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/index.htm ) is an excellent resource for lighthouse enthusiasts.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
This light sits on Les Eclaireurs islet at the east entrance to the harbour at Ushuaia, Argentina along the Beagle Channel. Although it is claimed to the the lighthouse at the end of the world, it is not the most southerly lighthouse in the world. It is in a beautiful setting and the islet often has sea lions basking in the sun on the rocks beside it. The two photos, a closeup and a more distant view, were taken in March 2009.
This lighthouse, although not believed to be an official aid to navigation, is believed to have been built by King Farouk I on a small islet in front of his palace in Alexandria, Egypt (Montazah Palace). It appears that he tried to creat a small replica of the orignal Pharos Lighthouse. It is visible from the palace grounds and a nearby hotel and is adjacent to a yacht harbour. Photo was taken in May 2008.